Cradle of Sloth 🦥 @CaseyExplosion Internet sloth, and gigantic nerd. Avatar by @skutchdraws banner by @LiquidAzalea. She/her. Streaming Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sun at: Dec. 20, 2019 1 min read

In case it's lost in the discourse, this is the case that JK Rowling has so heinously misrepresented. If this woman had won, it would have effectively gutted LGBT rights in the UK, as anti-LGBT bigots would be given protected status under the law.

To understand how much of a perversion of civil rights laws this would've been, the best comparison is the "License To Bully" laws that were being proposed by religious fundamentalists in the US over the past decade as a response to anti-bullying efforts. 

Christian lawmakers wanted to make exceptions so that if a child was suffering from homophobic bullying, nothing could be done if the party doing the bullying claimed their homophobia was part of their "sincerely held beliefs" - in effect, giving a license to bully.

In her own words, she brought about this case to establish anti-trans hatred as protected under law, that it is her human right to violate the human rights of others.

It's right there in the judgement.

"People cannot expect to be protected if their core belief involves violating others dignity and/or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them."

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